Courtesy of SAA Sports
ATLANTA, Ga. - The SAA announced the cross country Runners of the Week for events raced this past weekend and, following voting by the league head coaches, Reagan Alley of Rhodes was named women's Runner of the Week while Timothy McOmber of Birmingham-Southern captured men's Runner of the Week.
SAA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Reagan Alley of Rhodes
Reagan Alley (pictured at right) of Rhodes had another big performance following up on Louisville two weeks ago. She toured the 6K course in another personal best time of 22:11.7, placing 59th out of our 386 runners. In a race at Rowan that featured 14 nationally ranked teams, she helped the Lady Lynx to an 18th place finish out of 45 scoring squads from around the country.
SAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Timothy McOmber of Birmingham-Southern
Timothy McOmber was the men's top finisher for the Panthers this weekend at the Berry Cross Country Invitational. He crossed the finish line as the third place overall runner with a time of 25:45.63, just four seconds off his personal best.
Other notable performances from around the league:
Will Knowlton, a Berry sophomore, ran 25:59 finishing 6th in the 8k at the Berry Invitational.
Oglethorpe freshman Jonathan Vernon led the team to a 11th place finish at the Berry Invite with a new personal record of 27:28.1. Vernon was 44th overall in the race and with his new record time currently sits 4th all-time in OU history for the 8K race.
Rhodes' Dominic Voehler had the best race of his young career to date, running 24:46.9 in the "7.8K" in a loaded field at Rowan (5:07 per mile). He placed 66 out of 383 runners and helped the Lynx to an 11th place finish out of 43 teams, including a few nationally ranked squads.
Danielle Patterson, a Berry senior ran 22:18 finishing second in 6k at the Berry Invitational.
Sarah Smith, senior at Millsaps College had another outstanding race. Sarah set a new personal record in the 5k with a time of 19:25 and placed 14thoverall in the MC Open though the heat, hills, and dust at Choctaw Trails. Sarah's hard work is paying off this season after taking her junior year off due to injuries.
Oglethorpe freshman Hava Stenn ran to a new school record time of 24:41.2 for the 6K race at the Berry Invite this past Saturday. Stenn finished 36th overall and beat her own previous school record by 43 seconds.